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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AXI niontlETOK.
One Miuure. one :i.-i Men.
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""-! VOL. IV.
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JULY 20, 1882.
Knr larger Bilvi I 'm'UumiIs :il omra..:. w'il
Rlindy (rep, babbling brook.
Oil 1 in hammock, reading book,
tiol.'cn cui!, tiny li i t,
Qirl in hammock, look ho twert.
Man rides paBt, big moustache,
Girl in hammock make a math.
Mann ie nnitnal, da; in art,
Man aud maiden married pet.
Married now. mm year ago.
Keeping house in Ilaxti r row.
Hi d hot stove, beefsteak frying,
Girl pot mariiod, cooking, frying,
. hecks all burning, eye all red.
Gill got married, i:ca: ly dead.
ItiH.-iiit burnt up, beef charry,
Gill pot married, awful sorry.
Man imiik h home, tears moustache,
Mad as blazes, got no hah.
Think" of hammock in the lnne.
Wishes maiden back again
Hour of midnight, baby squawking,
Man in rk feet, bravely walking.
Jiaby yelli on, now the I'ther
Twin he striken up like his biotl.er.
Paregoric by the bottle,
Emptied into baby's llnottle.
Naughly tack, jioint in air,
Wailing Homoone'K foot to tear.
Man in sock foe t see him theie!
Holy Moses ! h ar him swear I
Having crazy, gits his gun,
ltlous his head off, dead iiml g mo,
i'ie:y niii iw, wiili a book,
111 Ike hnuiinoek by the block.
Man i Mod pant -bis moustache'
Kei pH on i iduig - nary iii.o-h !
MRS. CRAIK S GHOST.
" What's tbo matter, sis ? uskel R b
Redding, looking up from tho book of
travels tliot La d engrossed bis attention
for tho last half Lour, to soo his j retty
sister S.t-io standing by tho window
with hor round cheeks Amlied, anil her
blight eyes spaikiing with indignation.
"Why, it's a burning shame th way
Mrs. Cruik in treating thi-t poor girl !
Just, sie littlo Katie Ellis tugging that
great loud to tho barn to fee the calves,
nud nho is fucu a fnil tender little
thing, and was so tendeily taken care of
until Mr. Kindalldicd. Now sho is kept
drudging in the kitchen from morning
to night, and Mrs. C'raik has stopped
her mttiiic lessons, and has told her that
she canr.ot go to sihool any ruoro. She
is abundantly ublo to hire a man, but
Instead of that, all tho rough, out-door
work iH put npou Katie. And she bears
it beeauso she Las no other home."
" Mrs. Craik is the new heiress over
tho way, is she?" asked R.b, who had
put aside his book, and sto;d looking
over his sibto-r's shoulder with a good
deal of interest at the pale, pretty girl
who was lighting her way against a
strong March galo across the farm yard
of the neigL boring house.
The wind was blowing her rings of
curling golden hair across her face, and
the could scarcely see to keep her foot
ing in the iey pa'h.
"Yes, Mrs. Craik is the heiress," said
Susie, bitterly. " But sho wouldn't be
if tight were done. You know Mr. and
Mrs. Rtndall took Katie eight years
ago, when sho was a little tbirjg, and
they loved her as thoir own. Katie has
a lovely voice and fino musical talent,
and they meant to give her a musical
education. It was m secret that they
intended to provide for hor as their own
child, bat you know how suddenly they
both diod, last summer, of the fever.
Then Mrs. Craik, the grim faced widow
at the window there, came on and
chimed everything, aud takes great
credit to herself bacauso she gives Katie
a home, and then pats all tho farm
drudgery upon her."
Then there was to will fonnd ? ''
"No, that is the mischief of it. Mr.
Randall was such a strong, healthy man,
he probably thought there was plenty of
tiiiio ; but he never knew anything after
he took the fever, acd Mr.'. Randall had
died two weeks before. It was a sad
house, nnd poor Katie was almost wild
with grief. But every ono supposed she
would bo provided for, until Mrs. Craik
carno on from the West aud announced
herself the heir."
" Was thero much property ? "
" There is a good farm worth six or
seven thousand dollars, and between
two and three thousind dollars in the
bank. If she would let Katie have the
money and be contented with the farm
for herself, no one would complain.
Then Katie could go on with hormusio,
and fit he-self for a teacher. But look
at hor now doomed to scrub floors and
carry swill all her days, just for tho
want of a litt e money that is rightfully
hen. If wd were not poor ourselves, I
would just say take her away from that
horrid woman. But our little income
will barely keep Ben me and me, with
all the help you spare ns from your
salary, dear Bob."
Bjb's faco wore a serious expression,
and he appeared to be thinking deeply.
"This woman was Mr. Randall's
sister, I understand. She lived a long
dis'ance from him. I wonder if she had
seen him much of late years? '
"Ob, no, not for twenty years or
morel They were not on very good
terms. But that didn't prevent her
from coming on and claiming all of the
property as soon as sho heurd of his
death. Of course, as she was his own
sister and only known relative, the law
gives it to her."
This conversation took place in the
little sitting-room of the Roddings, the
day after Bob's arrival from the city for
a month's vacation. For four years he
had worked faithfully at a clerkship in a
distant city, sending all he could save
from his salary to his sister and little
brother Bennie, who had kept on living
at the home cottage after their parent!
died. R-.b was a manly, generous
hearted fellow, and perfect confidence
and affection existed between the
brother and sister.
"What is it, Rob? Yon have some
thing in your head, X know. What idea
have you in mind now ? ''
"Never mind, sis, just now. I want
to think it over a little. Teihaps when
I have studied it out, I shall want a lit
tlo help from you. It will never do for
mo to stay here i ilo and useless for four
weeks, you know," he added, with a
comical twinkle of tho eyes.
" Veiy well, Rib. Think it over, and
if you want any help, you thall have it,
Tho second night nfter this conversa
tion tho Widow Craik was sitting in
front of the cosy fire ia the toom that
had e.i her dead brother's sitting
room, Sho was a middle-aged, cum-mou-placo
woman, and the linos upon her
faco showed that sho was nervous and
irritable. Thoro was none of tbo kind
ness and mother! iness that often makes
the f. ce of middlcage beautiful, neithzt
whs thoir any great capacity for villainy.
Mrs. Cruik was one of those selfish,
meditcro people, who cling tenaciously
to what they consider their rights and
make self the sclo object cf being.
The room where the sat was cheerfnl
and the widow was as comfortable an it
vm in Li r nature to be. A plate of
apples toastiug on tho hearth und a
p teller of cider standing ou tho little
table at her right hand, spoko vt good
cheer. Over the desk whero tho lato
master of Ihor oru had been used to
sit, hi-i long coat aid broad-brimmed
hat were still hauging. A sadden draft
occasioned by an opening door caused
tho coat to wave slightly, and the widow
looked at it with a little uueasiuess.
" I'll have them things carried np
into the attic to-morrow. Kate took on
so about it I let them slay there, but
there's no ufe giving in to that girl. I'll
send her up with them the first thing
in the morning."
To dispel her unpleasant feelings
Mrs. Craik unlocked the table drawer
and took out a bank book, the contem
plation of its figures never failing to put
her in good spirits. With the sum left
from her husband's estate, carefully
managed, and the property of her
brother, the Widow Craik felt herself a
well-to-do woman, An expression
almost amiable rested upon her face as
she again went over the familiar
Tho room was warm and comfortuble,
tho easy chair soft and restful, and the
apples hummed a drowsy tnr.o on the
hearth. Up at early daybreak to plan
and manage and drive, by nightfall tho
widow was always tired enough to fall
readily to Bleep. A comfortable drowsi
ness stole over her, aided by tho warmth
nil the dim light. In a few minutes
she was asleep.
llow long sho slept she did not know,
but fancied she was awakened by an
opening door. Gradually rousing from
her sleep, she became dimly conscious
of a figure in the toom. With a start
she opened her eyes and was seized
with a spasm of terror. On the hearth
rug stood a ghostly figure, clad in
familiar long coat and broad-brimmed
hat, liko the one she had seen day after
day hanging over her brother's desk. A
grey beard swept the breast, the fao9
was deathly pale, and the piercing eyes
turned a burning gaze upon her. With
one hand extended, pointing to the bank
book which she still held in her hand,
tho shape spoke in a deep whisper,
" Will yon right the wrong ? " Will
you do justice ? "
Aery of fear broke from her lips, and
a faintness came over her. Directly she
looked again, but the figure had van
ished, and the old coat was fluttering in
its familiar place Ly the window.
Katie, hearing the widow call her in
a quick, frightened tone, hurried up the
stairs from the kitchen and fonnd her
pale and trembling.
"Are yon sick, Mrs. Craik?" she
"No," replied the widow in an impa
tient tone. " Bring np your work here,
and sit with me I There! don't pnt any
more wood on the fire. How old are
yon, child ? "
" Fifteen," raid Katie.
"Well, I suppose you think my
brother would have done somothing for
you if he had lired, and perhaps, he
might. Bat you understand the pro
perty all belongs to me, and I ain't
obligated to give you anything. I don't
know, though, if you work steady and
do well, bnt what I'll agree, when you
are eighteen, to give you a hundred
It cost Mrs. Craik an effort to say it,
and she was silent and crusty all the rest
of the evening.
Four days after, Katie was startled by
a Ecream from tne room wneie Alts.
Craik had gone to take an afternoon
nap. Hurrying np to see what was the
matter, she found the widow sitting np
in bed, her eyes staring in terror, and
her face white and frightened in the
dim light of the closely enrtained
" What is the mat ter, Mm. ( ' raik ? "
N-n noihing,"stammered the widow.
"I had a sort o'nightmare, I guess.
Bring your sewing np hero and sit in
tho room till I've hod my nap out."
The ntxt day Mrs. Craik called on
her lawyer, aud said sho had always
meant to do tho generous thing by
Kate, though she wasn't entitled to
auything from tho estate, but when the
girl was cf age, she meant to make over
to her two hundred dollars in money,
and a pasture lot that was as good us
two hundred more.
The neighbors soon begun to notice,
(hit something was the matter with
Mrs, Craik. Sho was growing we ak and
nervouc, could not bear to be left alone,
and started at every slight sound. 8iio
began to depend upon Katie to lighten
her labors in the kitchen, and to wish
hor constantly in sight. Twice more tho
widow had been found almost paralyzed
with torror, once jn tho kitchen yxni at
nightfall, aud onee aain in tho room
whero sho first saw her ghostly visitor.
The long coat and hat hud been ro
moved to the attic, but their presence
seemed to tho harrasscd womau to er
vudo tho whole house.
The crisis came, by a curious coinci
dence, junt four weeks from the time
when tho R .ddings had held thoir first
conversation. T'je household had re
tired early, aud were just Ki.iking to
sleep, when scream after scream whs
heard issuing from Mrs. Cruik's cham
ber. K'ktio, and the hired man who had
been added to tho household el a 11' since
Mrs. Craik began to see visions, both
hurried to tho rubcuo, and as Katie was
hurrying through tho Lull she thought
she heard a light step tripping through
tho entry below, and tho door open and
" O Lord, O Lord, I give it up I " the
widow was moaning as sho wrung h- r
hands in distress. " Kito, I'm going to
give yon fifteen hundred doll.rs right
out, and you can take music lo.-sons, or
do what yon please. Oh, Lord, I do
hopo that will bo enough 1 Seems aa if
I must keep a little for a nest egg."
Mrs. Craik was as good as her word.
When the neighbors comro.ei.il ;d hor for
her justice sho only smiled a wan and
uncertain smile, but sho wore an air of
relief from a great trouble. By the
timo the money was made over to Kite
Rob Redding had gono back to the city.
jvaue s musical instruction was at e nee
resumed, tho widow was troubled no
more with ghosts, and in t'tne recovered
her peace of mind.
A dozen years later, the wife of a suc
cessful merchant in an up town resi
deuoe WjS looking over some of tho
relics of her husband's bacheLr days
which had long b.en stored in an un
used trnnk in the attio. Her husband's
sister, a plump, comoly matron, was
paying her a visit. The mercluat's
wife was a lovely and accomplished
woman, anil beforo her marriage had
been an admired and successful musi
cian. At the bottom of the trunk sho
came across a queer, old-fashioned suit
and a full grey beard.
" I wonder when and where Rob ever
masqueraded in that suit," she remarked
to her sister-in-law.
' You had better ask him, Katie, and
mako him confers," replied tho little
womau with a funny twinklo of tho
An Unusual 'olc.
Everybody on Austin avenue remarked
how miserablo Colonel Cloy Iloskius
looked when ho came down Austin avo
nno to get his morning cocktail at the
"Gently Dreaming Salo n."
"What's the matter with you this
morning ?" asked his friend, Jim Ratlifl'
"I didn't sleep well last night. There
was an unusual noise about my honso
last night, and any unusual noise wakes
me np, and then I can't go to sleep
"What was the unusnal noise, col
onel ?" askcel Jim Ratlifl.
"I'll tell you about it, Jim, but re
member it is strictly confidential. ''
"Certainly, colonel, certainly."
"Well, yon see, my wife never so jlds
during the day, but sho storoi up all
her resentment during tho day, liko
this stored electricity, and at nigbt sh e
turns it loose. I'm so used to it that it
sots like a lullaby on me puts me to
sleep, and then I sleep like a top."
"What was the unusual uoise tha t
disturbed yon last uight ?"
"Well, you see, she began jawing
sway, and I fell asleep, and would hav
slept till morning if it hadn't been for
the! unusual noise.'
"What was that unusnnl noiso that
disturbed you after you got asleep ?"'
"She quit talking." f Sittings.
Baggage smashers treat Jumbo's t:nnk
with great rei-pect.
The Dry Uoodn Clerk.
The dry goods clerk is a younj man
who is paid 12 50 a week to stand be
hind a counter and soil dry goods. If
he can conceal his real feelings, and be
polite to old ladies who ask for samples
of seventeen different pieces of calioo,
his employers sometimes increase Lis
weekly pay to fifteen dollars. Five
dollars f,oes for board; the other ten he
invests in clothes, hair oil, and the hire
of a buggy ou Sunday. He wears his
hair pasted down ou his forehead in a
half ciiclo, and is tho proprietor of a
sweet smile, which spreads all across
his countenance and diffuses itself over
tho whole establishment when the up
town young ladies call to got a ribbon
matched. Ho assures these young la
dies that it is "no trouble to show
goods ;" ho is respectfully deferential
to matrons with marriageable daughters;
is charmingly familiar with country
customers, and dignitiod aud noncom
mittal with niulo purchasers who for6et
whether it was four yards of blue inser
tion or a quart of foulard nainsook
elonblowidthbtripad hose that they were
told to got.
Tho dry goods elrk wears a seal ring
and a gorgeous expanse of shirt cuff.
When a enston-er has got all he has
ordered, the clerk says, "Anything
el-e?' and then, in a very aftluant voice
shouts "Cish I" When ho returns the
customer's ehango lie again says "Any
thing else V ' Why ho says it wo cannot
understand, as no one has ever known
t'ic query to c.tnsa a customer to pur
chivo even an additional shirt button.
After the store is closed in tho even
ing, the dry goods clerk refreshes him
self by rolling up tho pieces of goods
th it, in tho courKo of business, he has
opened during the day, and in discuss
in g tho financial und social standing
and the imperfections of character of
tho old ladies who have an insatiable
craving fot samples but who never buy
The i'.ry goods clork livos in a board
ing house, in an 8x10 room that has a
soiall window cpenius; on the back yard,
through which tin dying echoes of the
smell of cooked codfish I alls may be
distinctly heard us they gently float
from tho kitchen on ttio eveuiajr breeze.
lis nrabitiou in lifo is to marry some
i(ii 1 whose father will set him up in
business.orto bja drummer. Sittings.
Southerners never complain of the soil
cf their region. They seem usually to
havo an affection for it which sometime
appears to make them blind to its
defte ts. Where the soil is poor the
people often manifest a kind of good
natured, patient fatalism, submitting
without complaint to the inconveniences
resulting from the scantiness of the
returns for their labor, as if poor crops
wero a part of the order of the universe,
a divine ordainment not to ba criticised
or remedied; though in truth much of
the sterility is in tho methods cf tho
cultivators rather than of tho soil itself
But ia many places in the South the soil
will not yield what an average Northern
farmer would regard as "a living," and
many emigrants havo gone thither and
begun farming only to learn, too late,
that they had made a ruinous mistake
in selecting land. They are not pur
posely decoived; bnt there is a large
class of farmers or "planters" in the
South who do not require or expect so
much from tho ground as Northern men
demand. They are satisfied with t
lower degree of fertility, and their com
parativo estimate of tho grade or quality
of land differs from that of most immi
grants from tho North. An average
Sonthorn family needs much less for "a
living" than Northern people require.
and on much of the land of the South
Northern peoplo are unable to live by
tho methods of agriculture to which
thov have been accustomed in their old
homes; nor can thov succeed by those o
the Southern men Bronnd them, unless
they will adopt tho scale of living nnd
expenditure whicli satisnes tueir outu
ern neighbors, who adapt their tastes
and habits to their circumstances.
New York hotel men, boarding
house keepers, ponltry dealers, farmers,
and even members cf the legislature,
have been debating tho question as to
which will keep tho longer, drawn or
undrawn fowl. Tht hotel proprietors
are in favor of a bill to compel poultry
men to remove the entrails of fowls
before sending them to market. This
they would call "drawn fowl." For some
reason the dealers are opposed to this
and claim that tho undrawn fowl would
keep longer than the drawn fowl. From
our general knowledge we should cer
tainly favor drawn fowl, and this is the
opinion of Dr. Porter, of Bisraark
Dakota, who writes that facts in his
part of tho country prove that drawn
fowl keeps the best. He says that
bunting parties always remove the
ontrails of all they bring home, and, in
his experience, birds shot and drawn will
keep and remain sweet three days
longer than tho undrawn. He has
noticed that when the viscera are al
lowed to remain for any length of time,
the fles'i acquires an "intestinal flavor,
not at all ugreeable exoept to very
'flaruey' perrons." Fcote'a Health
SOME Sl'lU'RISIXJ SAI.L'K.
Itrv. MilnrF !mlin. the 1'opnlnr nnd Wittv
In his day, Rev. Sydney Smith was
the idol of London society, wiunina; and
retaining popular favor for a full half
century at least by his most folicitous
wit and humor. His exquisite drollery
ins not been surpassed by later humor
ists, nor has any ono excelled him in tho
genial character of his fun and playful
ness, ne never wounded frionds by his
shafts, making them his victims, though
:o enjoyed a practicil j ke at all times.
Nothing amused him more, in fact, than
tho ntter want of perception in some
minds which he came in contact with
concerning the forco or mission of n bit
of playfulness or humor.
One of his frionds, Mrs. Jackson,
once called on him, aud in the cjurse
of the conversation spoke of the oppres
Heat, ma'am," said Smith; "it was
so oppressivo that I found thero was
nothing loft for it but to tuko ofT my
flosh and sit in mv bones."
"Oh, Mr. Smith, how could you do
that?' exclaimed Mrs. Jackson, with
tho utmost gravity.
"Nothing moro easy, ma'am," replied
tho wittv nc'or.
Whv do you chain up tliut lino Now
foundland dog? ' inquired a lady of him
1 Becau-e he has a fashion for break
fasting on parish boys," answtred the
1 Parish boys !' cxcLimed tho lady,
"dees he really cat parish boys, Mr,
"Yes, ho devouis them, buttouu and
all," was the answer.
"Her face mado mc dio ef Ungate r,"
said Smith, iu telling the btni v.
W hile dining out at York, ho hap
pened to meet a gentleman with such a
total absence, not only of humor in him
self but iu his perception of it in others
that he at ouce became an amusing sub
ject of speculation to tho humorist. The
conversation assuoied a liberal luru,
and Mr. Smith remarked that tlioOi. h
he was not considered un illiberal man,
yet he must coufoss ho had one weak
ness, one secret wibh ho should like to
roast a Ouaker.
"Roast a Quaker!'' ejaculated the
gentleman, fnll of horror at the idea.
"Yes," replied Smith, with the great
est gravity, "roast a Quaker."
"But do you consider, Mr. Smith, the
"Yes, sir, I have considered e very
thing, replied tho humorist. "It may
be wrong, as you say; tho Quaker
would undoubtedly suffer acutely ; but
everyono has hi3 tastes mine would be
to roast a Quaker one would satisfy
me ; but it is ono of those peculiarities
that I have striven against in vain, and
I hope you will pardon my weakness."
This story may have been tho inspi
ration of Charles Limb's witticism when
asked by a ladj how he liked babies
"B b-bcilod !" replied Lamb.
"Don't talk to mo of not being able
to cough a speaker down," said Smith
"Try tho whooping cough." In speak'
ing of a diminutive friend once, ho re
marked, "He has not body enough to
oover his soul with ; his intellect is im
properly exposed." "I have renewed
my acquaintance with young
wrote Smith to his wife. "Thero is
something in Lim, but be dees not know
Ho liked paintings without knowing
anything about thorn, and heartily hat
coxcombry in tho fine arts. One day
while examining one of Bowood's paiut
ings, aa observer, turning to him, said
"Immenf e breadth cf light and shude."
"Yes," replied Smith ; "about an inch
and a half." "He gave mo u look that
ought to havo killed me," said tho bril
liant preacher in telling of tho incident.
Commenting on tho spring of 1M0, ho
remarked : "This is the only sensible
spring I remember. "It is a re'al 51 irch
of intellect." Of a highly educates! la
dy of his acquaintance he t-aid, in lii
inimitable way, ' She has a porcelain
undorstaneling." Oa examining some
new flowers in his garden, a beautiful
"Oh, Mr. Smith, this pea will never
come to perfection."
"Permit me, then," said he, taking
her by the hand, and walking toward
the plant, "to lead perfection to the
On another occasion he charmingly
re'marked : "Miss reminds me of
a youthful Minerva, and her friend, as
Dr. 's daughter must be, you know,
the Venus de Medici."
Smith never liked dogs, as he nlways
expected them to go mad. A lady ouce
asked him for a motto for her dog Spot .
He instantly proposed "Out, damned
Spot," quoting from Laly Macbeth.
"Were yon roncarkablo as a boy?"
inquired a lady of him.
"Yes, madam," he replied, "I was a
remarkably fat bay."
"Whatever yon do," said ho at an
other time, "preserve tho orthodox
look." "Correspondences," he onco
wrote to a friend, "are like small clothes
before tho invention of suspenders ; it
is impossible to keep them up." Daniel
Webster, hn said, iliick Lira veiy much j
like a "steam casino iu trowsers."
"No fnruiture fo charmiug as books,''
said ho, i'l one of his sparkling mood?,
even if you never open them or read a
single word ;'' and it was one of his ob
servations that a man's character is
rr ore fuithflly represjnti d in the ir
rangmeut f his home than in any otb r
point. It is hardly necessary to ai'd
that to Sydney S:nitii, the rispleneont
preacher and wit, h jiuo was ttio urigu'
est spct in the world.
Ihe Si u ol Galilee.
No i j e that hvi over looked on the
Sea of Galileo will eer forget tho first
view in the approach from Nazireth.
For some distance you mark the great
basin in which it lies, and as you ap
proach its bi ink your eyo wanders down
down still down its precipitous sides,
till at length it reaches a thousand feet
below the clear, mirror-like surfaco ef
the lake. It is nearly thirteen miles
long by seven brad, yet it looks like a
moro pond, bo clear ie tho atmosphere
nud o nihility tho surrounding hills.
Far down by the shore is tho town of
Ti'ieriis, a shabby plucn with a broken
wall, rent by an earth qtiiiko, the sole
survivor of many citi'ii which, two
thousand years ago, lined tliee busy
shores. Slow and toilsome is the ascent
,ilong the steep and rugged path, till ut
last we dismount at our pleasant camp
ing ground, j'r.t out-ido tho wail, on
tho very margin of tho lake. And now,
for our iceoud course of dinner, we
have tb.h fish from tho Sea of Galilee
not remarkable for sizo or flavor, but
re'lislied for association's sake.
Onee the-so waters were alivo with
raft-i "f all sorts, and a mighty com
meiee liuil ITS M.U oil inese Miurca ; utii
that famous navy lias dwindled to a
coui lei of small fishing boats, both e;l
whieh wo hire for our uesl day's cx
Afloat on th-s bo.ii.ni of the Genne-r.
ar't! Softly tho winds waft us past the
eld houses of Tiberus, with its crumb
ling S.uaeen wall. Wo arc heading tei
the north. Kaon tho breeze freshens ;
the gathering waveis toss ns finely nnd
spatter us with tho spray. This
really worth having a gilo ou tho sea
Several hours' sail bring ns to Tell
Hum, regarded by many as the site of
uneiout Capernaum. Wo land among a
wilderness cf giant weeds and thistles,
which it is all but impossible to pene
trate. We manage, how ever, to find the
broken columns und cornices, which are
the only remaining relics of importance!.
Trareliug homeward by the shore, we
pass tho reputed sites of Betsaida and
CLorazin, but all is lifeless aud desolate.
Perished are tho glories ef the past,
and a voice feorns t a breathe iu the
very winds that rustle among the weeds
uttering tha threnody of the ir blasted
fortunrs. "Woe unto thop, Clrmizin !
Wee unto tlieo, liethsaida ! for if the
mighty works which wero done iu you
had been done in Tyro or Si.lon, they
would have repented long ngo in sack
cloth and ashet. And thou, Capernaum,
which art exalted in.o heaven, shall be
brought down to hell. For if the
mighty works which have been done, in
thee had been done in Sadoni, it would
havo remained until this day."
The St harms Tree.
Though tho tropical scrubs of Queens
land are very luxuriant and beautiful
tl.ey are not without their d.ug- rons
drawbacks, for there is ono plant grow
ing ic them that is really deadly iu iti
ell'eo's that is to say, dadly in the
same way that ono wonM apply the
term to lire ; as if a certain proportion
of cue's boely is burnt by the stinging
tree, death will bo the result. It would
be as safe to pas through lire as to fall
into ono of those trews. They grow
from three inebiM to ten and fifteen
feet; iu the ol-.l ones the stini is
whitish, and red berries usually grow
on the top. It emits a peculiar nnd
disagreeable smell but it is best 1 nown
by its leaf, which is nearly voand, hav
ing a point on tl:e top, and is j.ig:T.d
all around the edge, like tho uettln. All
tin leaves are lare, seme larger than a
'S'nuetimes,'' savs a traveller, "while
shootim; i.nrkey in the scrubs I have
euti'cly forgotten tho stinging tree
till warned of ite close proximity by
its smell, and I have thou found niyel(
in a littlo f. treat of them. I was only
ouco siung, aud that but lightly. Its
effects r.ro curious. It leaves no n.ark.
but, the" piiu is m iddcniutf, and lor
months af ervard the part which is
touched is tender in laiuy weather, or
when it is wetted in washing. I hate
seen a man win treats ordiuary pain
lightly, roll oa tho ground in agouy
after be ing stuuft ; a. id I havo known
a hor.so so c nupletely mad after petting
iuto a )irovo of t o tri.8 that li rushed
open mouthed at every ono who ap
proached him, and had to bo shot in tho
serub, Dogs when stun will rw-h
about, whining piteonsly, biting pieces
from tho affected part.''
The small stinging trees, a few inches
high, are, as dangerous as Buy, being
hard to see, and seriously imperiling
one's ankles. The sevnb is usually
found growing among palm trees,
A Golden Memory.
We Bat be.-ide a mined wc 11
Willi trailiiiK Brans pio vn c v r ;
We heard tin- skylarks' nuir-ie swe 1 : ,
And IraKianee nweet came up 111 ! cb It
Ol'itcw-munii bay and clover.
A form of rare and winsome pr ion
My arms were fondly twininf; ;
And, as tier iiimo.'t thoughts I'd (race,
I lay and watched her ani l-fe
Willi radiant luve-iih'ht shining.
The Klaneins Ml ilitflit d her 1 a r,
And made a filory Kohloa
To (,'liiuinpr round In r face so fair
The while she smiled, may she null wear
Thai Hinile when we are olden '.
What Vows the breeze that afternoon
liol'e lice BCPIHH the llieildoMB !
What lovinR words that day in .luno
flew Willi the hours that lb W so soon
And brought the creepinff shadows .'
Ah. ves, too i
And made Us
mi each ni"ll iw ray
eek on r homeward way.
I've Ih uiKht lhat day
Hut nt'ieii sinei
Parsed like all hour Of heaven.
Rewival meetings the courtship of a
An egotist's story extends as far as
the I can reauh.
The moon, liko some men, is bright
est when it is full.
"Come right, to tho point," as the rod
said t tho lightning.
A man's appetite resembles a railroad
pass it is not transferable.
You can't electrify your barber by
telling hiin to " Brush Light."
Mummies are the only well-behaved
persons who are now left in Egypt.
Girls, Hko opportunities, ar all the
more to yon after beini? embraced.
Capitol Btock tho burns that loaf
about tho lobby.
In regard to our ar.ny, tho whole
truth in a nutshell is that the ra are too
many kernals iu the army.
The saddost consequences of a great
man's death aro tho verses that are
written to his memory.
Rico was introduced into Europe by
tho Sara -."ns. It is introduced into the
Chinese with chop stick.
" Tho parting gives mo pain," as the
man said when ho hud a troublesome
Tho man who was "six foet in bis
stockings " probably woro tho garter
around his neck.
The glazier is a conscientious artisan
he always takes panes with his work,
but makes light of it nevertheless.
The trap? performer is a high
mineled man iu moro ways than one.
Ho is always above luing in tho ring.
Sleep kuits up the raveled sleeve of
care, but she lets tho worn-out seat
of poverty's pants take care of itself.
A doctor is a dangerous man to
offend, lie can always blow his enemy
up with powders of his own manu
facture. A country correspondent wants to
know what will make calves fat. Bran,
wo reckon, but ask Oscar Wildo ; ho
ought to know.
Trouble winch to-day looks as big as
a millstone may ere to-morrow's sun
down shrink to tho size of au ice cream
"Daes the world miss anyone?" you
ask, Julia. No, it doesn't miss anyone,
unless he takes somebody's money along
It is rummored ti atOfOur Wilde will
wed a Boston girl. Tho change from u
dot of lilies to thill of be ins will prolii
bly extinguish him.
Australia can prodnco lino wine at
?10 per dozen, ui.d the London dealers
can adnlteiate it one-half and sell it
Smith discovered, u'ter n u-r'aje,
tl n: his wifo wrote poetry; but he
couldn't doiriything about it then. He
1 ad fnWn her for better or for verse.
A Texas man of sixty-two. who lately
took a second wife, is now cutting six
new front teeth. He's grandpa and
Talmsge says that nine, out of ten
business men do not scruple to lio for
a sixpence. Tho lying sixpence is bet
ter than tho slow shilling.
Colfax says ho never was to happy as
when he retired from politics. His
retirement likewise addel to the happi
ness of thousands of others.
It is stated that L'ivy, tho cornctist,
gets moro salary than an oditor. He
does, nnd it, isn't fair. Wo know 'ots
of editors who are bigger blowers tlau
When an English visitor to Rome
asked Garibaldi what religion be pro
fosse 1, the General replied: "The re
ligion of Humanity the religion Christ
taught by precept and example."
A ra ser-by fives two cents to a beg
e ar "Tl ank you for your good inten
tion," mid tho beggar, "bnt I no longer
aicept cents. They did very well when
tegan to beg, but now "
" Yondor go tlu most disobliging
ciuple in cur neighborhood." ""You
surprise mo ; please explain." Oh,
they always close tho windows when
they have a row."